XTERRA is booming in the Asia-Pacific region, and highlighting this growth is it’s Dwellingup debut – scheduled for 23-24 November, 2019. This premier event will be held just an hour’s drive south of Perth, in beautiful Western Australia. Join us and discover nature’s paradise in Western Australia. LIVE MORE!


Date: 23 November 2019
Distance: 1.5km swim (2 x 750m), 30km mountain bike, 10km trail run
Divisions: Pro/elite, Age Group men and women – 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.
Race as part of a team: 2-3 persons – men, women and coed.
Awards: Top 3 in each age group division.
Swim Prime: XTERRA Wetsuits is proud to recognize the fastest pro and age group swimmers: Age Groupers: An XTERRA Wetsuit full suit to the fastest man and woman.
More information here


Date: 23 November 2019
Distance: 750m swim, 14km mountain bike and 5km trail run.
Divisions: Age Group men and women –  14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+, Challenged.
Race as part of a team: 2-3 persons – men, women and coed.
Awards: Top 3 in each division.
More information here


Date: 24 November 2019
Distances: 21km, 10km, 5km
Divisions: Age Group men and women –  Juniors (under 16), 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
More information soon


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Welcome to Mandurah & the Peel Region

You don’t need to travel far from Perth to discover the variety that Western Australia (WA) has to offer.

You don’t need to travel far from Perth to explore the variety that Western Australia (WA) has to offer. Just an hour south of Perth, Mandurah and the Peel Region showcases spectacular beaches, world-class natural beauty, abundance of wildlife and the cosmopolitan City of Mandurah, all waiting for you to explore.

The first people to have inhabited the region were the Bindjareb people of the Noongar Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap (now Mandurah), which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. Today, the Peel Region is made up of the City of Mandurah and surrounding Shires of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Murray, Waroona and Boddington.

Mandurah is WA’s largest and fastest growing regional city and is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

With new tourism experiences complementing its superb natural assets, significant redevelopment and recently being recognised as WA’s 2017 Top Tourism Town, Mandurah has come of age. The city offers award-winning waterfront dining, aquatic adventures, world- class golf courses and plenty of places to shop.

It is also the perfect starting point to explore the wider Peel Region. In an easy half hour drive you will discover beautiful wineries, winding waterways, charming country eateries, rolling green hills and tiny timber towns nestled amid the forest.

There are so many unique experiences you can easily spend a week or more exploring Perth’s natural adventure playground.

Mandurah's Unique Experiences

  1. Learn about the ‘meeting place of the heart’. The first people known to have inhabited the region were the Bindjareb people of the Bibbulmun Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap, which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. You can learn about Aboriginal culture and history on a walking tour or boat cruise and art galleries in the region display Aboriginal art.
  2. See what life was like when the earth began. In Lake Clifton and the Yalgorup National Park you’ll discover the largest Thrombolite Reef in the Southern Hemisphere – living fossils that have sheltered in these waters for over 2,000 years.
  3. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle. Enjoy the simple pleasures when you visit the region. Eat fish and chips by the foreshore, dine alfresco at a waterfront restaurant or café or have a drink at one of the funky bars in town. Or head out into the countryside and find cute and cosy cafés, great country pubs and fantastic wineries and breweries.
  4. Explore the ultimate aquatic playground. The Peel-Harvey estuary is twice the size of Sydney Harbour and is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, jet-skiing, boating, dolphin cruises, fishing and crabbing.
  5. Holiday on the water. Completely unwind and take in the views while slowly meandering the waterways on a houseboat holiday. The only houseboat hires close to Perth.
  6. Visit WA’s own modern Venice. The city is often compared to a modern Venice due to its network of canals which you can explore on a cruise or by hiring a boat and marvel at the luxury homes.
  7. Spot the Playful Dolphins. On a cruise or as you walk or dine along the marina or foreshore. Over 100 bottlenose dolphins live in Mandurah waters.
  8. Explore the Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands. Declared of International Importance in 1990 by the Ramsar Convention, this diverse and productive ecosystem is a refuge for thousands of wildlife.
  9. Discover what life was like when the earth began at Lake Clifton, where the largest Thrombolite Reef in the Southern Hemisphere shelters in the water.
  10. Tee off on WA’s golf coast. The region’s golf courses are all in close proximity. Set against the breathtaking Indian Ocean or surrounded by forest and wildlife, each course is sure to excite and challenge golfers of all abilities.
  11. Meander through towering forests, misty vales and coastal heathlands. There are many short and long distance walking paths and hiking trails just waiting for you to explore.
  12. Feast on Blue Manna Crabs. Native to the region, you can catch them yourself on a crabbing cruise in season or devour them at a local restaurant.

Travel Information

Getting Here By Car

Mandurah is less than an hour’s drive from Perth’s CBD and Perth Airport. The most direct route is via the Kwinana freeway, exiting at Mandjoogoordap Drive. The exit is well sign-posted and will connect you to Mandurah Road and into the city centre.

Dwellingup is 40 min drive from Mandurah, via Pinjarra. It is an hour and a half drive from Perth CBD or Perth Airport via the inland, scenic South Western Highway.

Getting Here By Train

Transperth’s Mandurah Line provides a regular fast train service between Perth and Mandurah. There are two departure stations in central Perth, the underground and Elizabeth Quay. The journey takes just under an hour, departing every 10 to 15 minutes. www.transperth.wa.gov.au

For a different rail journey, consider taking the scenic inland route aboard the TransWA Australind, stopping at six locations in the Peel Region. www.transwa.gov.au

Getting Around

For self-drive, the region is well signed and easy to navigate. You can also book a bus tour or use the public buses within Mandurah. Ubers, taxis and hire cars are readily available in the city.

Mandurah Taxis operate services from the Mandurah Train Station and can take you anywhere in and around the region. They also offer personalised tourist charter and executive car services. Call the 24 hour phone number 13 13 30 to book.

Visitor Information

Speak to the experts at a local visitor centre. They can help with maps, accommodation and tour bookings and provide local knowledge.

Mandurah Visitor Centre

75 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah T: +61 (0)8 9550 3999

E: visitor@mandurah.wa.gov.au

Dwellingup History & Visitor Information Centre

Marrinup St, Dwellingup T: +61 (0)8 9538 1108

E: dhvic@murray.wa.gov.au


Luxury hotels and resorts are available in Mandurah. Self-contained apartments and lovely bed & breakfasts are available throughout the region



Shire of Murray

Stretching from Barragup and the canal and riverside towns of North and South Yunderup and Ravenswood to Dwellingup and the beautiful Darling Scarp, with historic Pinjarra at its heart, the Shire of Murray offers something for everyone. Explore the history, discover adventures, kayak the Murray River, ride a train through the forest or camp under the stars.

Explore Dwellingup

Discover Dwellingup, a beautiful country town only 45 km from Mandurah. Learn about the town’s rich history at the Dwellingup history and visitor information centre. The forest heritage centre links art to heritage and the forest. Admire beautiful artwork in the gallery and learn about the environment. If you’re feeling peckish, pop in to the cosy blue wren café to enjoy their delicious scones.

Did you know?

  • Three Summers was the first film to be shot entirely in the Peel Region. The Fairbridge Festival was the inspiration for award-winning writer Ben Elton to write and direct the
  • The historic town of Pinjarra is one of the state’s oldest colonial
  • The Murray River, flowing through Lane Poole Reserve, is the longest permanent river in the jarrah forest and one of the few major rivers remaining
  • Peel Zoo is home to a successful Tasmanian devil captive breeding program.
  • For 20 years Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie has won over 450 state and national

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